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La Rondine at ROH, cast and dates. Plus other operatic goodies for 2012/2013

La rondine  
Giacomo Puccini

Dir: Nicholas Joël  Cond: Marco Armiliato

Cast: Angela Gheorghiu (Magda de Civry – 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 Jul), Ermonela Jaho (13 mat, 20 mat, 21 Jul), Vittorio Grigolo (Ruggero Lastouc – 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 Jul), Sabina Puértolas (Lisette), Edgardas Montvidas (Prunier), Pietro Spagnoli (Rambaldo Fernandez)

                              5 | 8 | 11 | 13 mat | 14 | 17 | 20 mat | 21 Jul - 2013

Check out the entire season! I was delighted to find some young, very talented Romanian opera singers included in casts for L'elisir d'amore and La Boheme

L’elisir d’amore - Gaetano Donizetti

Dir: Laurent Pelly  Cond: Bruno Campanella
Cast: Aleksandra Kurzak (Adina), Roberto Alagna (Nemorino – 13, 16, 20, 23, 28 Nov; 1, 4 Dec), Stefan Pop (Nemorino – 7 Dec), Fabio Capitanucci (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Doctor Dulcamara), Susana Gaspar (Giannetta) 

La bohème - Giacomo Puccini

Dir: John Copley. Cond. Mark Elder/Alexander Joel.
Cast:Rolando Villazón (Rodolfo – Dec; 3, 7, 10 Jan), Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo – 5, 18 Jan), Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo – 16 mat, 18, 27 Feb; 2 mat, 5 Mar), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo – 9, 12 Mar), Maija Kovalevska (Mimì – Dec; Jan), Anita Hartig (Mimì – 16 mat, 18, 27 Feb; 2 mat, 5 Mar), Barbara Frittoli (Mimì – 9, 12 Mar), Stefania Dovhan (Musetta – Dec; 3, 5, 7, 10 Jan), Sonya Yoncheva (Musetta – Feb; Mar), Audun Iversen (Marcello – Dec; Jan), Gabriele Viviani (Feb; Mar)

And then we have, in brief, an all star season

*the Ring (four cycles) with Bryn Terfel leading the hostilities
*Leo Nucci and Placido Domingo share the title role in Nabucco
*Kaufmann/Harteros/Kwiecen/Furlanetto in Don Carlo (o-la-laaa... if you saw the online broadcast from Bayerische Staatsoper earlier in Januar, then this is one of the not-to-be-missed productions)
*JDF & JDD in La donna del lago (HINT: this one and Don Carlo run at the same time)
* Meyerbeer, rarely performed these days
*Thomas Hampson as Simon Boccanegra
*Renee Fleming in Capricio

Can't get to London? No worries. ROH takes care of everybody. The productions to be screened during 2012/13 are:

Swan Lake live 23 October 2012
Les Troyens November 2012
The Nutcracker live December 2012
La bohème live January 2013
Eugene Onegin live 20 February 2013
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland live 28 March 2013
Nabucco 29 April 2013
La donna del lago live 27 May 2013
Gloriana live 24 June 2013


  1. Am I the only one angry at Angela for giving up once again the opportunity to do Elisabeta in Don Carlo? Doesn't she desire to grow profesionally any more? Nothing new since November 2010 (Adriana L.).

    A big fan of hers...still...

  2. My words... I am such a big fan and enjoy her current repertoir a lot, because seh is curretnly singign my beloved operas.
    But it would be so interesting to see something new... something that gets her a bit closer to her limits like Norma, Butterfly, Aida or even La forza del destino...
    Let´s hope she will really be doing Norma in near future...